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Ellen Badone

Professor

Faculty
Department of Anthropology

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Anthropology of Death Care and disability Critical Disability Studies Health and Well Being Medical Anthropology Mental Health Religion and Culture Religion and the Social Sciences Social-Cultural Anthropology Sport Traditional Medicine Practices Western Field

James A. Benn

Professor | Director, McMaster University Centre for Buddhist Studies

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism East Asian Religions

Philippa Carter

Teaching Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Gender and Religion Humour and Religion Religion and Culture Religious Studies

Shayne Clarke

Associate Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism East Asian Religions

Dana Hollander

Associate Professor | Member, MA Program in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory | Associate Member, Department of Philosophy

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Judaism Religion and Politics Theory Western Field Western Religious Thought

Travis Kroeker

Professor

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Ethics Religion and Politics Western Field Western Religious Thought

Daniel Machiela

Associate Professor | Chair of the Department of Religious Studies

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Zdravko Planinc

Associate Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Ethics Literary Interpretation Political Philosophy Religion and Culture Religion and Politics Western Field

Celia E. Rothenberg

Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies

Associate Members
Department of Anthropology

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Religion and the Social Sciences Western Field

Mark Rowe

Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Affairs, Religious Studies

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism East Asian Religions Religious Studies

Liyakat Takim

Professor | Sharjah Chair in Global Islam

Members
Institute on Globalization & the Human Condition

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Religion and Politics Religion and the Social Sciences Western Field Western Religious Thought

Hanna Tervanotko

Assistant Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism Gender

Matthew Thiessen

Associate Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity Early Judaism

Peter Widdicombe

Associate Professor

Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity Western Field Western Religious Thought

Contract and Sessional Faculty

Abdelhalim Elamroussy

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Abdelhalim Elamroussy

Sessional Faculty

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Joseph LaRose

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Nick Meyer

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Sherry Smith

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Anders Runesson

Professor of New Testament, University of Oslo

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity Early Judaism

Emeritus Faculty

Louis Greenspan

Emeritus Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Alan Mendelson

Emeritus Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Eileen Schuller

Professor Emeritus | Senator William McMaster Chair in the Study of Religion

Emeritus Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Stephen Westerholm

Emeritus Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity

Paul Younger

Emeritus Faculty
Department of Religious Studies

Graduate Students

Mansoor Abbasi

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Gerjan Altenburg

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism

Paul Arnold

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Crystal Marie Beaudoin

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field East Asian Religions

Sandra Beshara

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity

Ruifeng Chen

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism

Jeremy Cohen

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Miriam DeCock

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity

Patrick Edwards

M.A. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Christopher Emms

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field Buddhism

Gerald Ens

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Marcus Evans

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field East Asian Religions

Katharine Fitzgerald

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity Early Judaism

Channah Fonseca-Quezada

Ph.D. student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Michael Gabizon

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Merrill Greene

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Adel Hashemi

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Christopher Jensen

Ph.D. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Asian Field East Asian Religions

Michael Johnson

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Robert Jones

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Maxwell Kennel

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Vinay Khetia

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Zacharie Klassen

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Andrew Knight-Messenger

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

Hanull (Matthew) Lee

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Paul MacNeil

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Joshua Nelson

M.A. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Mark Novak

Ph.D. student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Robert Revington

M.A. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Rahim Samnani

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Early Christianity Religious Studies Western Religious Thought

Alex Suderman

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Grant Sutherland

M.A. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Kira Thibaudeau

M.A. student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Abraham Thomas

M.A. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Judaism

John VanMaaren

Ph.D. Student, Biblical Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Biblical Field Early Christianity Early Judaism Race and Ethnicity

Rebecca Vendetti

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Western Field Western Religious Thought

Mitchell Weishar

M.A. Student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Michael Worden

Ph.D. Student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:  Religion and Politics Western Field

Shan Shan (Alice) Zhao

M.A. student, Asian Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies

Staff

Sheryl Dick

Administrator

Staff
Department of Religious Studies

Doreen Drew

Administrative Assistant - Graduate Program

Staff
Department of Religious Studies

Jennifer Nettleton

Administrative Assistant - Undergraduate Program

Staff
Department of Religious Studies